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New Macbook Pro’s experiencing problems

Last week Apple introduced its new line of Macbook Pro laptops with retina displays and they were made immediately available after the event. Like with any Apple launch,  a wave of customers instantly ordered whatever they could afford but the usually happy and satisfied Macbook Pro owners aren’t so impressed …

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A man is suing Apple over unwanted IOS 7 upgrade

A man residing in Apple’s home-turf, California, has filed a lawsuit against Tim Cook. Mark Menacher is seeking the removal of the IOS 7 install file from his and his family’s IOS devices. You might be wondering how much money he wants to get out of suing Apple, after all …

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Samsung fined for faked online comments

Samsung has been fined $340,000 after being caught paying for negative comments about competitor products and paying for praise of its own. To a company like Samsung, $340,000 is nothing at all but this could damage its reputation. Samsung was first accused of this back in April, shortly after, the …

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Ipad mini could face tight stock

Earlier this week Apple announced the new iPad Air and iPad mini with retina display with the only difference between the two being price and size. The new iPad mini holds all of the same specs as the iPad Air but the smaller size cuts its price by £80 giving you …

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Apple shows off new iPad Air

Fanboys rejoice, Apple has just launched two new versions of its iPad tablet: the iPad Air, which comes with a trimmer waistline and a new processor and an updated version of the iPad mini that packs an improved retina display. The Air cuts its thickness down by around 20 per …

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HMV digital music app pulled from IOS App Store

HMV has had a hard time over the last year, the company went bankrupt and almost closed down completely until Hilco came in and took over the retail chain. Since then, HMV has been working on adjusting to the digital age and it has now done so with the launch …

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Iconsole TV will also use SteamOS

A while back the Iconsole TV was announced, and it attracted attention with its rather powerful developer kits that used Ivy-bridge CPU’s, 8GB RAM and dual 500GB hybrid drives. These specs make up the most powerful Android device out there and now it will come with Steam OS too. According …

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The Nexus 5 briefly came out of hiding

While we still have no official word from Google itself on the Nexus 5, we’ve seen plenty of leaks and this one came directly from the Google Play Store. The Nexus 5 appeared there with a price tag of $349. Unfortunately clicking  on the listing didn’t lead to another web …

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Xplay3S to be the first 1440p smartphone

Our smartphone screens seem to be getting bigger every year, from the 4″ Iphone to the nearly 6″ HTC One Max. A bigger screen calls for a higher resolution and most smartphones have started adopting 1080p; now though Vivo wants to push 1440p onto smartphone screens starting with its Vivo …

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Argos is jumping on the tablet band wagon too

Earlier this month the supermarket Tesco jumped into the tablet arena with it’s budget Android device. At the time I was hopeful that this wouldn’t become a trend between UK shops but it seems that Argos is continuing the trend with it’s own £99 Android touchscreen device. As far as …

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Disney debuts tactile feedback system for touch screens

One of the biggest drawbacks with touch screen input technology, is the fact that you have to look at it to figure out what you’re pressing and for the very sensitive ones, it’s hard to tell if you’ve touched something you didn’t want to until it’s too late. Disney of …

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The HTC One Max is now official

We usually know everything about a phone before it’s announced or released these days so this news isn’t all that ‘new’ but today the HTC One Max became official. There were various leaks leading up to this, from the chassis and screen to all of the internals, but at least …

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Ofcom wants to quadruple 4G license fees

If you thought 4G data prices were bad now, wait until you hear this: Ofcom, the UK communications regulator wants to quadruple the price of licensing 4G signal bands for networks. If the network is going to be paying 4 times more, it’d be safe to assume customers would also …

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Acer release C720 Chromebook

Acer have announced the release of their third generation Chromebook featuring Haswell. The new C720 will be quicker than the older model and will have longer battery life due to improvements with the Haswell architecture. The C720 ships with an anti glare screen which should popular for those people who …

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Tablets are still stealing PC market share

While PC gaming might be going through somewhat of a renaissance at the moment, with Valve gunning hard to create a more contemporary interpretation of it and developers creating some brilliant titles exclusive to the platform, the average PC gamer is doing pretty good. However, it seems everyone that isn’t …

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Nexus 5 price leaks

In recent weeks we’ve seen a lot of Google Nexus 5 rumours circulating and a bunch of supposed leaks, from the manual coming out to the phone itself being shown off in a bar. We have rough ideas on what it’ll look like, the specs we’ll be getting and the …

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Looking to drop £4k on a new phone?

If you’re in the market for an over the top luxury phone, then we’ve got you covered. British phone maker Vertu have just released its new ‘Constellation’ Android phone with a price tag of £4,090. For such a high price you’d expect high end specs and features, maybe even some you …

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Tesco manages to sell 35,000 tablets in two days

Last week, Tesco, decided to go ahead and further saturate the budget Android tablet market by introducing its new device ‘Hudl’. Against all odds, it seems to be selling well too, with “The Hudl” shifting 35,000 units in just two days. Comparing this to Ipad sales makes it seem minuscule …

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Nokia helps Windows Phone gain 9% in Europe

Microsoft Windows Phone platform has reached a 9.2 percent share in the smartphone operating system market in Europe. Much of the success is due to Nokia’s low and mid range models according to Market Research firm Kantar. In the three months running up to August the Windows Phone platform reached …

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ChatOn IM reaches 100 million user milestone

ChatOn, the IM service provided on Samsung phones, has managed to double its user base in the last four months, hitting the 100 million user milestone. The cross platform messaging service is available on: IOS, Android, Blackberry and Samsung’s own mobile OS ‘Bada’. Samsung pre-installs this app on its android …

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Apple iBeacon location technology showcased

Many of us use GPS on our phones, however as we know it isn’t very accurate and won’t reliably work indoors. Apple are trying to improve on this by introducing the new iBeacon system, which ships with last week’s iOS7 software update for their mobile devices. Apple haven’t focused on …

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4G is expanding in the UK

EE, The company that scored itself a major head start in the 4G race, is expanding it’s coverage to 12 smaller towns – but it isn’t the only one. O2 and Vodafone are also bumping up their network coverage to five more cities starting today. The latest towns added to …

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